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Might be a pyromaniac. Spark plug, piston, sparks, and fire.

 
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Dec 09, 2009 15:47 |  #1

Here are a couple of photos I've taken while playing with engine parts and various flammable substances, along with gunpowder. I think I'll revisit some of these ideas now that I have newer equipment. The spark plug on top is the most recent, the others are from my old 10D. Any tips on composition or processing would be appreciated. Thanks.

Spark plug filled with lighter fluid and the phosphorous from a sparkler. Bottom was lit with a flashlight.

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Same as above. I think I like that the flame kernel goes off the frame.
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The background is an old California "black plate" and the spark was from a gas bbq igniter. Needs to be sharpened, or just reshot. This was with the 10D
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Lighter fluid and old mixed shotgun powder, blue dot and red dot I think. Black velvet background. That was the most interesting lick of flame I was able to capture.
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Dec 09, 2009 22:45 |  #2

Diggin the last picture of the piston, but I'd love to see a crisper flame... somehow?




  
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Dec 10, 2009 00:50 |  #3

Thanks Mitch, I guess I'd need a faster shutter speed and higher ISO. I'm going to try to recreate that shot with my 40D, but the connecting rod is probably all rusted by now. Time to go dumpster diving at the speed shop again I suppose.


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Pretty cool stuff but I hope you have eye protection and are not looking through the viewfinder when you take these !


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Dec 10, 2009 02:52 |  #5

Safety first. These were all taken with the remote release because, at least with top two, I was the one lighting them off. The top two were also made possible by the 40D's faster burst mode.


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Dec 23, 2009 13:51 |  #6

1st and last are awesome!




  
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Dec 25, 2009 06:34 |  #7

Great shots. You should contact Autolite and see about selling them a picture. Definitely attention grabbing.


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Dec 25, 2009 17:33 |  #8

Thanks Canonloader, those are my favorites too. I want to reshoot the 3rd one how that I've got my 40D, I was happy that the sparks came through.


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Apr 19, 2010 19:22 |  #9

Updated the links due to an uptick in image views.


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